Paper Details the Concept of a Compact Tokamak Using HTS Magnets

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PPPL's Jon Menard

Jon Menard of PPPL has released a paper discussing the feasibility and concept of Compact Tokamaks fusion reactors using HTS (High Temperature Superconductor) magnets. HTS magnets can produce higher magnetic fields in a smaller space. This is important as it is less expensive to produce and iterate smaller reactors than large multi-billion dollar reactors such ITER. The intention is that this will influence how future research is conducted with the goal of producing a more viable fusion reactor in a shorter time frame and at lower cost.

Read more here:

https://interestingengineering.com/compact-fusion-facilities-might-be-the-answer-to-limitless-energy

https://phys.org/news/2019-03-fusion-power-unlimited-energy-earth.html

https://phys.org/news/2019-03-fusion-power-unlimited-energy-earth.html

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